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SHC expresses displeasure over delay in report on missing persons

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday expressed anger at police and other respondents over the non-recovery of missing persons and sought an explanation from the Sindh home secretary, chief secretary and police officials by submitting a report without delay.

A two-member bench of the SHC headed by Justice Naimtullah Phulputo heard the pleas filed by families of missing men.

The bench remarked that elder women were extremely worried about the delay in the recovery of their missing children. “We have realised that people are becoming disappointed with the system”, the bench remarked.

Justice Naimtullah Phulputo remarked that despite clear orders, missing people were not being recovered neither was any report being submitted before the court.

The Sindh additional advocate general (AAG) told the court that the report was not submitted in court due to the home secretary’s missing signature.

In response, the bench inquired what difficulty the home secretary was facing in putting his signature on the report. “Many people have disappeared but no one seems concerned about it,” the judge remarked.

The court directed the police and other respondents to recover missing citizen including Mujahid Ali and Zafar Ali and submit an updated report on the next hearing.

The court, later, adjourned the hearing till February 14 by seeking a reply from the Rangers director general(DG) and Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP.



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